Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Ppc-1, Active Principle of the Cellular Slime Mold Polysphondylium pseudo-candidum

Author(s): Jabrane Azelmat, Serena Fiorito, Salvatore Genovese, Francesco Epifano, Daniel Grenier

Journal Name: Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 11 , Issue 7 , 2015

Become EABM
Become Reviewer

Graphical Abstract:


The diisopentenyloxy quinolobactin derivative 3-methylbut-2-enyl-4-methoxy-8-[(3- methylbut-2-enyl)oxy] quinoline-2-carboxylate, also named as Ppc-1, has been initially isolated from the fruiting bodies of the cellular slime mold Polysphondylium pseudo-candidum. Given that few data are available in the literature concerning the biological properties of this compound, this study was undertaken to evaluate its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Ppc-1 exerted antibacterial activity on the Gram negative periodontopathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, while it had no such effect on the other bacterial species tested. The antibacterial activity of Ppc-1 appeared to result from its ability to permeate the cell membrane. Using the U937-3xκB-LUC human monocytic cell line, Ppc-1 was found to dose-dependently inhibit the lipopolysaccharide-induced NF-κB activation, a signaling pathway that has been associated with inflammatory mediator secretion. In conclusion, Ppc-1, by exhibiting a dual mode of action including antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities, may represent a promising targeted therapeutic agent for periodontal diseases.

Keywords: Quinolobactin, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, periodontal disease.

Rights & PermissionsPrintExport Cite as

Article Details

Year: 2015
Published on: 22 September, 2015
Page: [666 - 669]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573406411666150430121640
Price: $65

Article Metrics

PDF: 26